BIYI BANDELE

Nigerian Biyi Bandele is an acclaimed prolific playwright and versatile novelist. His 1997 adaptation of fellow Nigerian Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for the British stage confirmed his accomplishments as a prominent and powerful voice from Africa. His fictional works include – The Man Who Came in from the Back of Beyond (1991); The Street (1999) and the well-received Burma Boy (2007). Biyi, made his film directorial debut with the award-winning ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’.